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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-13-2011, 09:14 PM Thread Starter
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Throttle sticking.

G'Day all.

Recently I adjusted my handlebars from the position they were in when I bought the bike. The adjustment was very minor (no risers), just about a 1cm (half inch) push forward and then re tighted them in place.

I then took the bike for a little run but on accelerating in first gear I found the throttle stuck, a twist of the throttle free'd it up but this happened three times.

Too much of a coincidence that this occured for the first time after adjusting the handlebars. I checked the right angle pipe that contains the throttle cable coming out from underneath the accelerator and the cable itself and all appears intact. If the sticking is due to the new minor angle of the handlebars should this free up? or is there anything else or should do?

Thanks in advance for any help.
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Hello Aussie, I'm surprised it happend by pushing the hand grips forward. And the mere 1cm (less than 1/2 inch). Can you or have you tried loosening the accelerator housing on the bar and rotating it slightly to see if it helps? Something tells me it won't help but it would be a simple excercise. If not there must be some point along the cables that needs to be loosened or adjusted.




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Hello Aussie, I'm surprised it happend by pushing the hand grips forward. And the mere 1cm (less than 1/2 inch). Can you or have you tried loosening the accelerator housing on the bar and rotating it slightly to see if it helps? Something tells me it won't help but it would be a simple excercise. If not there must be some point along the cables that needs to be loosened or adjusted.
G'Day Stratowart,
Thanks for the advice on this and I'll try what you suggest. Like you said if that doesn't yield any results I will go along the cable. I've got the full technical manual downloaded here for referance.
Thanks again mate.
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It may be a coincidence. Have you lubed your cables recently?

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One more thing I should have mentioned, sometimes the accelerator housing at the handlebar has a small round bump on the inside that locks into a small hole drilled into the handlebar to keep it from twisting. On the warrior I had, I had to grind the bump off for when I put on after market bars. Thougjt I'd mention it in case you loosen it up and it still won't rotate.



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It may be a coincidence. Have you lubed your cables recently?
G'Day Fulltilt, I hav'nt lubed the cables recently, is there any particular lube that would be best.
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One more thing I should have mentioned, sometimes the accelerator housing at the handlebar has a small round bump on the inside that locks into a small hole drilled into the handlebar to keep it from twisting. On the warrior I had, I had to grind the bump off for when I put on after market bars. Thougjt I'd mention it in case you loosen it up and it still won't rotate.
G'Day Stratowart, thank for the further info as my bars are aftermarket, on when I bought the bike. I have tried to work out what they are as they look like some of the HD Electraglide bars or beach bars. I'll look out for that bump. Just hoping to find time to get into it!!
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I've used Motion Pro Cable Lube. But any water displacing lube would work. You'll also need a cable luber to pressure the lube from one end to other of cable.

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Make sure both cables are adjusted right, one may have a lot of slack.
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Make sure both cables are adjusted right, one may have a lot of slack.
Thanks Dan, will check that also.
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